Stand and Be Counted

Reports on the effectiveness of conducting a meeting where the participants are standing-up. Comparison of the time consumed at sit-down conferences with meetings at which participants stay on their feet.

By Marcus Wynne, published on January 1, 1999 - last reviewed on June 13, 2012

Sick of sitting through meetings that drag on and on? Try standing up, saysAllen Bluedorn, Ph.D., associate professor of management at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He's found that meetings at which all participants stay on their feet are a third shorter than sit-down conferences--and that the decisions made in them are just as sound.